User from /r/all who want some context. See this comment that attempts an impartial explanation as well as a video to what happened on the ice:
Watch the NHL fine them for this
It won’t just be league max $5k either
Tomorrow's going to be a shit show of a game eh
WAS needs to bench Wilson or he's going to get murdered out there the second he's on the ice.
I don't think I've ever seen a sports organization ever directly call out a player like this, or even a department of the league like this. Going for the damn throat
Mario did when someone hit syd in the head. I only remember because matt cooke smashed a skull in later that night.
New greatest rivalry in the NHL: NYR vs DoPS.
Are Wednesday night games on NBC still rivalry games or whatever?
Holy shit that's huge, called out Parros by name
NHL about to fine the Rangers more than they fined Wilson.
That is a STATEMENT
And not just a vaguely-worded "we're kinda disappointed" statement either, they put massive teeth into this one. Called out Parros by name, and came within a whisper of literally writing "Hey NHL, this is absolute bullshit."
Pleasantly surprised they went after Paros' job
His lack of integrity has cost other people's their jobs by not properly disciplining dangerous players and doing what he/they can to prevent it.
WOW. This is unprecedented right?
Formally? Yes. Informally? Remember 'garage league'?
An Original 6 franchise using that kind of language and calling out George Parros by name? I’m so fucking here for it
Fucking A. The Rangers go with god on this one. Between this and their support of Panarin earlier this year, I have exponentially more respect for the organization than before. Not that I ever didn't think highly of them but this is absolutely insane.
I have not seen anyone post the video of the incident. So here you are front pagers, this is what happened.
Has anything like this ever happened before, where a team calls for a league official’s resignation?
Also, good on the Rangers for sticking by their star player. Even if they weren’t New York, that’s the type of stuff that would make me want to play for them if I was a free agent.
I've never heard of a team doing this before, but it's definitely a big-dick move. Enormous, even. Usually the teams just roll over and accept the NHL's ridiculous standards but not only did they not, it's the Rangers! They're possibly more important to the NHL than the Leafs, this is a big deal
This has to be one of the most no nonsense things I've ever heard directed at the NHL themselves from a player or organization. That final comment on Parros in that last sentence being especially spicy. Props to the Rags.
I am in shock they put this statement out but I also fucking love it
Holy shit. Publicly calling for Parros’ job.
Do Campbell next!!!
I still can't believe he wasn't fired after those emails.
In a league of vanilla that is ghost pepper spice, especially from the rangers who never rock the boat
Rangers not pulling punches, love to see it.
Dude, between this and vehemently supporting Panarin when the domestic abuse stuff came out, they are absolutely killing the PR game. It's great to see.
Hopefully they would take similar stances if it was anyone and not just Panarin, but at this point I believe they would.
I can’t believe anyone ever thought Parros would be fit for the role
Massive W for the crosstown rivals
yup, LOVE this. call em out rangers!!!
Parros and the rest of player safety have shown that there is no rulebook on discipline, and they have failed to protect their players. I hope he’s fired.
Hopefully the Rangers have some pull and get Parros fired
Well they are the most valuable franchise
Is it ironic that the fine for complaining about the horrific violence will be more than committing it was
And that puts the League in a major bind to fine the Rangers. It would look really ugly to do so.
Massive props to them for calling the league out as an organization
Goddamn get the fucking popcorn!
Holy shit. Shots fired.
This team never makes strong statements like this and now we’ve got two extremely strong statements in the last two months.
Must be a John Davidson thing.
I have to say I love that they've taken such a strong stance.
Would love to see other teams come out in support of this. What a statement.
Holy shit, I am so glad they said something. Something needs to be done and Parros needs to be fired.
Get parros outta here
"Additionally, the Rangers are pleased to announce the signing of forward Evander Holyfield to a one year, entry level contract."
Gotta go with the hometown kid, Michael Tyson.
Wow. There must be some serious angry people at NYR HQ, I can't remember the last time a team came out against a league office decision like this.
The Rangers will get in way more trouble than Wilson. it's highly frowned upon to point out how egregiously archaic and incompetent the league is, but I'm glad they said it. Organizations are typically gutless in situations like this
Straight for the jugular
Oh shit, they called out the league, DOPS, and Parros specifically. They didn't mince their words. They said exactly what everyone is thinking.
I have to say I respect the hell out of the Rangers for making that statement. That was exactly what needed to be said.
And when the league fines them, somebody set up a gofundme to cover it. Make yet another statement to the league when FANS cover that fine for them.
Parros needs to lose his job over this. Absolutely egregious and there has been zero consistency in DOPS under his regime. Bettman needs to step in and replace him.
There is a consistency, one of not doing shit
Oh wow. I'm here for this. Kudos to the Rangers.
I hate the rangers but holy W
How did Parros get the gig in the first place?
George. Fucking. Parros. Head of player safety....
It’s like having OJ Simpson as head of your neighborhood watch.
Holy shit. The mad lads did it. Props to the Rangers
>"The New York Rangers are extremely disappointed that Capitals forward Tom Wilson was not suspended for his horrifying act of violence last night at Madison Square Garden. Wilson is a repeat offender with a long history of these types of acts and we find it shocking that the NHL and their Department of Player Safety failed to take the appropriate action and suspend him indefinitely. Wilson's dangerous and reckless actions caused an injury to Artemi Panarin that will prevent him from playing again this season. We view this as a dereliction of duty by NHL head of player safety, George Parros, and believe he is unfit to continue his current role."
I don't even know what the damn word dereliction means.
Dereliction: The shameful failure to fulfill one's obligations.
The Rangers are about to get punished more than Wilson for this.
This has to be the most outspoken an organization has been in calling out DOPS right?
Lmao holy shit they went for the throat.
Holy fuck that is a strong statement.
I had a legit adrenaline rush while reading the statement. I won't say this often but way to go NY!
Holy shit. They just went full nuclear
When you see devils flyers and islanders fans defending the rangers you know Wilson really fucked up. Washington, i know most of you guys are disgusted by Wilson’s actions. But god seeing some of you guys calling the rangers pussies is absurd. This was battery. Not standing up for a teammate or playing rowdy in a rivalry game.
Normally, the Reddit special when a player does something wrong, you see a lot of their team’s flair in the comments condemning their actions and whatnot.
I haven’t seen any capitals flairs here yet😳
Extreme props to the Rangers for calling out bullshit when they smell it, between this, that bs Panarin story in russia, and shipping out DeAngelo for being a dickhead, I have a lot of respect for their front office
Teams like the Penguins, Blues, Panthers etc who have had players injured by Wilson’s behavior should join in with their own statements.
The league will only ever change until faced with a watershed moment against DoPS.
Holy shit the fine on the rangers boutta be big
I just liked and retweeted the New York Rangers...I think I'm going to be sick.
I wonder if any other teams will join in. Hopefully some do but I doubt it.
I would love to see it, but highly doubt it will happen. Other teams are just going to enjoy the show from a safe distance like we currently all are.
Well at least 1/32 teams in the NHL agree Parros needs to go. Hopefully more join in.
Hi friends, I’m here from /r/all
Can you explain what the story is?
Essentially the controversy here is Washington's Tom Wilson, #43 in white/red. Scrums do occur in hockey where there will be some jostling, a line is drawn for actions when a player is on the ice. It's considered poor form to hit guys on the ice. Wilson was fined $5000, the maximum possible fine, for his roughing against NY Rangers' Buchnevich, #89 in blue/red seen at first being held down by Wilson. What really set people in the league and fans off was Wilson's conduct with Panarin, #10 in blue/red. Wilson slammed a helmetless Panarin into the ice multiple times during the scrum. Panarin will miss the rest of the season due to an injury sustained on the play, no disciplinary action was taken against Wilson for his conduct against Panarin. Although it shouldn't change the punishment given, Panarin is the Rangers' leading scorer.
e: revised wording now that the vodka cranberries have worn off
NYR with another amazing statement. Rock the fuck on!
It does feel weird but I am COMPLETELY with the Rangers on this one.
WTB every other hockey team retweeting this.
how much will that cost me?
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